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The Roadhouse

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  • Friday 5-7pm
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Arts & Culture Interviews & Live Music
This program officially starts the weekend along the North Shore and across the North Woods. Hosts Dick Swanson & Dave TerSteeg and producer Ann Possis provide two hours packed with insightful interviews,  weekend happenings, local features and toe-tapping music. You never know quite what to expect on the Roadhouse! 
 
Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.

 


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Plucked Up String Band

Plucked Up String Band plays The Roadhouse

The Plucked Up String Band (Bill Hansen, dobro; Amanda Hand, guitar & vocals; Matt Nesheim, banjo & vocals; Elliot Noyce, mandolin & vocals; Kieran Scannell, drums; and Will Moore, upright bass & vocals) stopped by Studio A shortly after their big tour. Listen for great original music and fun stories about being on the road.

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New exhibit at Duluth's Karpeles Museum features Dylan memorabilia

Local historian Bill Pagel, who runs the Dylan website www.boblinks.com, has an enormous collection of Dylan memorabilia. He's chosen some of the best pieces for an exhibit titled "Einstein Disguised as Robin Hood," open through May 31 at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Duluth. Dick spoke with John Bushey, co-curator of the exhibit, about the treasures within, and about the sixth annual Duluth Dylan Fest May 22 through May 29.

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Five Minnesota cities chosen for climate-smart exchange program with Germany

Five Minnesota cities are partnering with five award-winning German cities to explore and implement economically beneficial, climate-smart energy strategies for both. Dr. Sabine Engel, of the U of MN Institute on the Environment, is the project leader. She spoke with Dave about the project, how it works, and why it's important for both countries. You can learn more about the project and the Institute here.

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Briand Morrison in Studio A

Briand Morrison brings cool jazz to The Roadhouse

Local jazz favorite Briand Morrison stopped by The Roadhouse Apr. 29. Learn about his upcoming gigs, new guitar, and what he's working on now...and hear some great jazz guitar.

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Mike's bike in Peru

Local craftsman Mike Senty on his six-week tour of Peru by motorbike

Local craftsman Mike Senty spent six weeks this winter touring Peru by motorbike. He joined Dick to chat about his adventure with the roads and people of Peru.

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Grand Marais Recreation Park

Snowbirds are on their way back--what is it like to live seasonally?

We know that real snow birds migrate to follow food and nesting patterns. But what about their human counterparts? Ron Vance, a summer resident at the Grand Marais campground, chatted with Dave recently about the hows, whys and wheres of living seasonally.

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Pete Kavanaugh in Studio A

Pete K back on the Roadhouse

Local guitarist Pete K is back on the Roadhouse with more signature rocking tunes.

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Fred Anderson

Fred Anderson: Cook County Guitar Wizard

Fred Anderson of Lutsen makes his return to the Roadhouse with a new set of virtuostic guitar performances.

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Lee Bergstrom

Lee Bergstrom on biking across New Zealand

Cook County Resident Lee Bergstrom has just returned from a trip biking across New Zealand from northern to southern tip with her husband, Scott. She speaks with Dick Swanson on the Roadhouse.

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Greg Schweser

Greg Schweser on Deep Winter Greenhouses

Growing fresh produce is not only good for your health and budget, it's also great for Mother Earth. But, what if you live in the land of 10,000 lakes with short growing seasons. Fear not, Deep Winter Greenhouses may be here to help. Utilizing stored radiant heat from the sun and built to site specific specs, a deep winter greenhouse extends the growing season, while minimizing external energy inputs. Here to tell us more is Greg Schweser,Associate Director of Local Foods and Sustainable Agriculture of the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships.

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